National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV, May 4-9, 1998

Aulby Wins His Third ABC Masters; Bohn III Perfect In First Match But Falls In Final

Parker Bohn III was perfect, but Mike Aulby was the winner of the American Bowling Congress Masters at the National Bowling Stadium.

Bohn, Jackson, N.J., became just the 12th player in the history of the PBA Tour to roll a televised 300 game when he opened the CBS Sports telecast with a perfecto. But, Bohn was unable to sustain that momentum as he was debated by Aulby In the tale match, 224-192.

Aulby, Indianapolis became the first three-time winner in ABC Masters history. The win was the 26th of Aulby's career and earned the PBA Hall of Famer $50,000 and a three-year exemption into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

'"This Is one of the toughest, most grueling tournaments we bowl"' said Aulby. "To win the first one was a dream come true, but to become the first three-time winner is unbelievable."

Bohn earned a $10,000 bonus from the PBA for his parted game and the right to face Aulby in the final, where a perfect game would be worth a $1 million bonus from the Showboat Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center. Bohn also became the first person to roll a 300 game against the Brunswick Pro Pins.

After sitting through a commercial break prior to the start of the final match, Bohn started the title match with a 46-t0 split, which he felled to convert. After Aulby spared and struck in his first two frames, Bohn suffered another open frame in the second when he failed to convert the 4-6-7 split.

Despite the two open frames, Bohn was able to cut the lead to 12 pins after striking in creme seven. Aulby answered with a "Brooklyn" strike in his seventh frame and spared in name eight. Another open frame by Bohn in the eighth, this time he missed a single-pin spare (7-pin), and a strike in the ninth left Aulby needing just two marks, one in the ninth and one in the 10th, to earn the historic win.

It appeared Aulby had made a crucial mistake when he left the difficult 6-7 split in frame nine. But he came through with the shot of the match, converting the split end then converting the 2-4 in the 10th to earn the victory.

Aulby's win was his first since November of 1996 and his 26 titles ties him with fellow PBA Hall of Famers Dick Weber, Don Johnson and Walter Ray Williams Jr. for third all-time.


Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis224 (1 game)$50,600
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ492 (2 games)26,600
3Chris Sand, Roseville, MI246 (1 game)20,600
4Mike Mullin, New City, NY t91 (1 game)15,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Match one: Bohn t(300) defeated Sand (246) and Mullin (191); and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Bohn, 224-192. t-Bohn received a $10,000 bonus for his 300 game.

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
5Bruce Hamilton, Monroe, WA$10,700
6Chris Hayden, Carlstadt, NJ8,700
7Jason Queen, Decatur. IL5,850
8Rohn Morton, Vancouver, WA4,500
9Rick Lawrence, The Colony, TX4,000
10Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY3,300
11Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, CO2,900
12Dennis Horan, San Diego2,300
13Dale Glenn, Lewisville, TX1,900

14th-16th place: Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ: Eric Forkel, Tucson, AZ; Tim Mack, Garfield, NJ. $1,800 each. 17th-24th place: Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS; Kelly Urrea. Mesa, AZ; Tommy Jones, Greenville, SC: Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL; Mike Lichstein, Broad Brook, CT; Russell Vallone, Rochester, NY; Kevin McGarr, Lincoln, NE; Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH, $1,525 each. 25th-32nd place: John Bauerle Jr., Indianapolis; Hugh Miller, Centralia, WA; Paul Moser, New Bedford, MA; Dave Patterson, Maple Heights, OH; Michael Tryniski, Fulton, NV; David D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, OH; Robb Checketts, Kuna, ID; Douglas Kurtz, Forgo, ND, $1,200 each. 33rd-48th place: Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, CO; Billy Myers Jr., Temple City, CA; Curtis Odom, Coldwater, MI; Bob Belmont, Dunedin, FL; Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, NM; Justin Hromek, Andover, KS; Ritchie Allen, Oklahoma City, OK; Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook. IL; Dean Billings, Akron, OH; Roger LeClair, Gladstone, OR; Sean Riccardi, Piscataway, NJ; Patrick Healey Jr., Niagara Falls, NV; Danny Verdecchia Jr., Norcross, GA; David Haynes, Las Vegas; Rick Meneley, Santa Maria. CA: Ryan Shafer, Elmira Heights, NY, $925 each. 49th-64th place: Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela; Marv LaVasseur III, Eugene, OR; Greg Newtson, Grants Pass, OR; Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH; Doug Backer, Apopka, FL; William Nichols, Roseville, GA; Kei Gamoh, Tokyo, Japan; Donny Browitt, Chico, CA; Vernon Peterson, Dearborn Heights. MI; Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH; Robert Smith, Simi Valley CA; Tom Adcock, Decatur, IL; Bo Goergen, Sanford, MI; George Branham III, Indianapolis; Richard Corwin, Portland, OR; John DeBenedetta Jr., Las Vegas, $725 each.


65th place: Harold Sullins, Chesterfield Township MI, $700. 66th-72nd place: Norm Titus, Flemington, NJ; Rudy Moreno, Reno; Jeff Leaphart, Columbia. SC; Norm Duke, Clermont, FL; Brad Snell, Itasca, IL; Dennis Young, Colorado Springs, CO; Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA. $625 each. 73rd-80th place: Bob Knipple, Long Beach, CA; Charlie Tapp, Portage, MI; Don Breeden, Urbandale, IA; Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO; Bernard Doyle, Oradell, NJ: Sean Quinn, New Pans, OH; Wade Dorland, Greeley, CO; John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI, $550 each. 81 st-87th place: Brian Boghosian, Middletown, CT; Doug Kempt, Monrovia, CA; Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, FL; John Meczynski, Buffalo, NY; Jeffrey Cope, Kerens, WV; Randy Pedersen, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Bob Laster, Bullhead City, AZ, $500 each. 88th 97th place: Freddy McClerkin, Denver, CO; Tony Gonzales, Grand Prairie. TX; Ron Mohr, Anchorage, AK; Victor Meyerhoff, Sherman Oaks, CA; Jeff Frankos, Daly City, CA; Terry Leong, San Francisco; Tom Baker, Buffalo, NV; Nicholas Vaughn, Tucson, AZ; Don Sylvia, Vero Beach, FL; Steve Hoskins, Palm Harbor, FL, $450 each. 98th-120th place: Jerry Casebolt, Greeley, CO; Tony Craycraft, New Martinsville, WV; Chad Murphy, Wichita, KS; Dave Hunted, Milwaukie, OR; Robert Lawrence, DeIValle, TX; Thomas White, Longview, WA; Armand Federici, Edison, NJ; Tony Pascua, Sacramento, CA; Gail Myers Jr., Monroe, WI; Mike Dias, Lafayette, CO; Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO; Michael Polinsky, Milwaukie, OR; Dino Castillo, Irving, TX; Gregory Derrick, Euless, TX; Richard Baker, Libertyville, IL; Donald DuPree II, Fort Walton Beach, FL; Lee Vanderhoef Jr., Baltimore; Gary Mage, Vancouver, WA; Bob Barnowsky, Las Vegas; John Gould, Citrus Heights, CA; Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY; Duane Joseph, Sparks, NV, $425 each. 121st-130th place: Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD; Greg Remand, Cumberland, RI; Dennis Reale, Philadelphia; William Oatman, Chicago; David Cirigliano, Phoenix, AZ; Jim Deaux, Mableton, GA: Thomas Brennan, Hopewell Junction, NV; Butch Seymour, Syracuse, NV; Danny Kovach, Jacksonville, FL; Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ, $375 each. 131st-157th place: Michael Henry, Brunswick, OH, William Rowe, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Paul Varela, Carson, CA; James Campbell, Clearwater, FL; Rick Bernard, Henderson, NV; Robert McDonough, Las Vegas; Chad Horiuchi, Ales, HI; Mark Dyson, Taylorsville, NC; Michael Monyak. Las Vegas; Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS: Emilio Mora, Toledo, OH; Bob Skarbek, Santa Cruz, CA; Michael Miller, Albuquerque, NM; Paul Flaming, Bedford, TX; William Deken, Ogden, UT; Jason Duran, Greeley, CO; Jim Evanchak, Reno; Bobby Robinson Jr., Denver, CO; Chris Alderucci, Reno; Mark Fisser, Buena Park, CA; Carl Fietek, Eden Prairie, MN; Andrew Bykowski, Darien, CT; Louis Kosiba, St. Cloud, MN; Brian Tinsley, Klamath Falls, OR; Michael Dupuis, Awshnet, MA; Richard Howell, Olive Branch, MS; Howard Stiles, San Marcos, CA, $325 each.